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The neighborhoods of Hale, Page and Diamond Lake (HPDL) represent an “unsung jewel” of South Minneapolis.  The HPDL neighborhoods boast outstanding residential areas with easy access to commercial and recreational areas in the metro area.  Natural amenities grace our neighborhood with its many parks, green spaces and bodies of water, including Diamond Lake, Minnehaha Creek—with its paths and trails and Lake Nokomis. HPDL has two excellent schools: one Minneapolis public elementary school (Hale) and one K-8 parochial school (Our Lady of Peace).   This community offers an upscale grocery market, restaurants that range from fine dining to family Italian, a coffee bistro, and many more that offer quality and convenience.  a

 

Boundaries and Zip Code

Hale

North: Minnehaha Creek
South: 55th Street
East: Cedar Avenue
West: Chicago Avenue

Page

North: Minnehaha Creek
South: Diamond Lake Road and 55th Street S
East: Chicago Avenue
West: I-35W

Diamond Lake

North: 55th Street/Diamond Lake Road
South: Highway 62 @ the city limits
East: Highway 77 and Cedar Avenue
West: I-35W and 2nd Avenue S

Zip codes: 55417, 55450, 55419

History

The city of Minneapolis charter was signed under an elm tree on the Charles Hoag property on Clinton Avenue South and there are several other historic houses in the neighborhood, including the Foshay House that once looked out onto Pearl Lake, now Pearl Park. 

Housing Styles and Types

Among the 4,303 households in HPDL, 94% are single-family homes.   Housing styles range from early 1900 two-story colonial and Tudors to 1950’s Ramblers.  

Schools

Public Schools:

  • Hale School Elementary (K-4) is located at 1220 E 54th Street. The school is the educational center of the neighborhood – an English Language Learners school with a focus on music and art.

Private Schools:

For more information on Minneapolis schools, visit Live MSP's Schools page.

Public Facilities

Home Purchase/Home Improvement Incentives

Hale, Page and Diamond Lake Community Association offers three home improvement loan programs.

  • A 3% interest loan is available from $500 to $5000 with a 5 year term.
  • An accessibility 0% interest deferred loan is available from $2000 to $7500 to assist seniors and others with long term accessibility needs.
  • An emergency 0% interest deferred loan is available from $500 to $5000.
For more information, call the Greater Metropolitan Housing Resource Center at 612-722-7141.

For more information about other incentive programs that may be available in this neighborhood, visit Live MSP's Incentive Programs page.

Getting Involved

  • There are many organizations with which residents and business owners can become involved.  
  • The Hale, Page and Diamond Lake Community Association (HPDL), which began in 1991 coordinates many events, activities, projects and programs in the community.  This community association creates a community newsletter, organizes events that attract up to 3,000 people, and works on crime prevention activities, housing programs, and environmental activities.  Visit hpdl.org for more information.  
  • The Hale, Page Diamond Lake Business Association hosts many events for the community such as an annual treasure hunt and family fun fair. Go to rabbithood.com for more information.

News

Go to the Hale, Page, Diamond Lake website for copies of the newsletter and community events—www.Hpdl.org  

Statistics

Real Estate Listings

Search Realtor.com for listings. You can search for properties by either clicking on the map or entering the neighborhood name or zip code (noting that zip code boundaries span multiple neighborhoods) into the search bar.

OwnAHomeMN.org—Check here for listings of affordable homes sold by community developers.  Note: not all neighborhoods have listings.

Contacts

Hale, Page and Diamond Lake Community Association

Hale, Page, Diamond Lake Business Association
Staff - Courtney Laufenberg
5144 13th Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Phone: 612-548-4735
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Web: www.hpdl.org


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"In the summer, you can see the stars and hear crickets at night! We spend lots of time outside, exploring the bluffs with our 2 young children and dog. There is a wonderful cross-section of young and old; families and singles and the area is racially vibrant. We LOVE our neighborhood."

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West Side neighborhood, Saint Paul

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